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School of Education & Bristol Poverty Institute co-host an international workshop on Educational Inequality, Poverty and Development

7 March 2019

March saw the School of Education and Bristol Poverty Institute co-host an international workshop on Educational Inequality, Poverty and Development, as part of the Development Studies Association-ESRC workshop series ‘Meeting the Challenges, Interdisciplinary Research for Global Development’.

The event brought together academics, practitioners and policy actors from the UK and abroad, with representatives from Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, University of East Anglia, University of Cardiff, University of Nottingham, University of Cambridge, University of Bath as well as speakers from local and International NGOs. Policy makers from the UNICEF, Tanzania and African Child Research Forum were among the participants that contributed to the workshop.

Delegates were welcomed by Pro Vice-Chancellor-Global Engagement, Dr Erik Lithander, the President of the Development Studies Association Professor Sarah C. White, and Professor Leon Tikly, Director of Centre for Comparative and International Research in Education (CIRE).

The event included an inspiring keynote speech from Professor Fatuma Chege, Deputy Vice-Chancellor - Administration of Kenyatta University, Kenya. Following panel discussions, the workshop went on to outline a mutually beneficial capacity building framework for continued cross-disciplinary research collaborations. The workshop offered a space for researchers from across the University of Bristol, from partner institutions and from the policy making and practitioner communities to reflect on and to share experience of interdisciplinary research collaborations in the area of Education, Poverty and Development. Importantly, this included activities aimed at mapping out the capacity needs and priorities which can be addressed by South-South/South-North collaborations and networks. You can read the event as featured on the DSA March 2019 bulletin from here.

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